Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Price: $249.99

Website: www.fluance.com

Thom said: If you’re looking for your first turntable, take advantage of Fluance’s 30-day in-home free trial, get yourself an RT81, and see if it doesn’t do just about everything you want a turntable to do.

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The gist: Get into vinyl for not a lot of money.

Price: $499

Website: www.ifi-audio.com

Thom said: I highly recommend the iFi Micro iPhono2. It’s a great-sounding, versatile phono stage that should satisfy the desires of discriminating vinylphiles. It’s fairly priced, beautifully built, and a fitting accompaniment to any high-quality audio system.

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The gist: Versatile, affordable, and compact phono stage.

Price: $399

Website: www.project-audio.com

Jeff said: This combo laid down a foundation from which the music bloomed vertically and rolled forward, left, and right, to fill my listening room with warmth and presence. It moved music out of the background to reclaim a primary place in my life.

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The gist: Great choice for an entry-level vinyl rig. 

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